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Sennheiser
Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG

Sennheiser is a German privately held manufacturer of professional audio equipment, specialising in the development and production of a wide range of high-end products, such as (wireless) microphones, headphones, telephony accessories, avionics headsets, conference equipment and other professional and business applications. It has its headquarters in Wedemark (Germany).


Sennheiser was established in 1945 by Fritz Sennheiser and seven fellow engineers of Hannover University, just a few weeks after the end of World War II (WWII). Starting in a laboratory named Wennebostel — commonly abbreviated to Lab W — the company started with the production of valve-based volt meters, soon followed by the first high-end microphones like the DM-1 and the DM-2. In 1982, the company produced its first wireless microphone. Today, the privately limited company trades as Sennheiser electronic and is still led by Sennheiser family members [2].

Over the years, Sennheiser produced a wide range of (bare) microphone elements, that were used in products from other manufactuers (OEM). During the Cold War, such microphones were used in covert listening devices (bugs) and covert recording equipment, by both sides of the Iron Curtain.


Sennheiser products on this website
Wired Sennheiser microphone disguised as a fountain pen Sennheiser lapel microphone Sennheiser sub-miniature dynamic capsule
 Overview of Sennheiser microphones


Products that use Sennheiser parts
East German wired audio bug 'Bremen 20' used by the Stasi Stasi wired audio bug (NF) Long-range DDR miniature 375 MHz radio bug with microphone
Known Sennheiser OEM microphones
 Overview of Sennheiser microphones


Documentation
  1. Sennheiser microphones price list 1971
    Sennheiser Electronics Corporation. 1 June 1971. Retrieved June 2018.

  2. Sennheiser Micro-Revue 70-71
    1970. MM microphones pp. 54—55.
References
  1. Sennheiser, Corporate website
    Visited June 2018.

  2. Wikipedia, Sennheiser
    Retrieved Nune 2018.
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